According to a 2007 paper by the National Council of State Supervisors, childhood bilingualism increases academic progress, narrows the opportunity gap, enriches cognitive development, and promotes cultural awareness. Many other research studies also support this claim. Research has strongly shown that all children, regardless of their background, benefit from childhood bilingualism.
The Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool was designed according to this body of research. Our center focuses on the rich history, culture and language of Vietnam and the Vietnamese community. We add to the existing richness and diversity of Southeast Seattle, which already includes bilingual Spanish, French and Japanese preschools. While Hoa Mai is based on the Vietnamese language and culture, other centers in our consortium focus on Spanish and Somali. If these better meet your needs, we’re happy to connect you!